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Aggressive hiring detrimental to business success

The advice comes as figures from the European Commission reveal that less than half of UK enterprises survive their first five years, with separate research from market intelligence firm, CB Insights, indicating that 23% of businesses fail because they don’t have the right team in place

Contributor: Steve Lorde | Published: 3 April 2019

Top 10 most popular workplace perks revealed 

A study of 2,315 UK workers shows the perks that prove most popular with the workforce. Respondents selected extracurricular clubs (97.57) and a pool table (92.03) in the top two spots, in the Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox.

Contributor: Chieu Cao | Published: 2 April 2019


Help to buy is dying in London – declined by 64.3 percent since 2017

First-time buyers sprang into action when the government’s housing scheme was first launched in 2013, making the most of the equity loan which, in the capital, covers up to 40 percent of a new build home worth up to £600,000. 

Contributor: Joseph Daniels | Published: 31 March 2019


Booming AI job market UK offering high salaries

AI related jobs market, which include data warehouse developer or data architect, can demand an average salary of £69,000 - which is 2.5 x higher than the average UK salary (UK average salary £29,588 in 2018. Source: Office For National Statistics). AI job market

Contributor: Rob Brouwer | Published: 29 March 2019

Top 15 retailers to work for revealed 

Wren Kitchens has been rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed. The Humberside-based retailer, which employs over 4,000 staff, scored consistently highly for valuing its employees to top the annual ranking.

Contributor: Bill Richards | Published: 28 March 2019


Falling teacher pay must be addressed urgently

Teachers are leaving in higher numbers than ever, with the government’s failure to reach its own targets on recruitment for the last five years leading to a shortfall of 30,000 teachers. At the same time, pupil numbers are set to rise by 19 percent over the next decade.

Contributor: Baljinder Kuller | Published: 27 March 2019

Sharp rise in people seeking digital counselling

Statistics from Simplyhealth’s own Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) data shows the number of employees using online counselling sessions, in the form of video link appointments, offered through Simplyhealth’s health plans more than doubled in 2018, compared to the previous year. 

Contributor: Pam Whelan | Published: 25 March 2019


 How involved should employers be involved in employees’ lifestyle choices?

Seventy-one percent of respondents who said they felt uncomfortable wanted to keep a boundary between their personal and work lives, 37 percent said they didn’t understand why their employer should be involved in their lifestyle choices, and 34 percent said they feared it would create a ‘Big Brother’ culture.

Contributor: Mike Blake | Published: 24 March 2019


Labour Market Statistics – another record-breaking month for March

Importantly, the strong labour market is bringing more people into the labour force who were previously out of work but not looking for work – with ‘economic inactivity’ falling sharply in recent months, particularly for parents and for older people.  

Contributor: Tony Wilson | Published: 23 March 2019

Revealed: The Best and Worst Employee/Employer Relationships

“A good employee-employer relationship is critical for the culture and success of a business or brand. These survey results show there is an unfortunate discrepancy between how employers and employees rate their relationship.” said Luke Battah, CEO at PASS Technology.

Contributor: Luke Battah | Published: 22 March 2019